Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk. Kaz's original Igo-advice & fundamentals of Igo: Why do Korean pros keep winning international tournaments? Pat I

Why do Korean pros keep winning international tournaments? Pat I

Why do Korean pros keep winning international tournaments? Pat I

First, I must apologize...もうやだ〜(悲しい顔)

I'm very sorry to inform you that my "Go text
services" will be delayed much longer

I don't know when to start the services right now.ちっ(怒った顔)

I'm sorry, but I've underestimated how long
the programming would take.

Now I've decided to ask a professional programmar
to make the progarmming, which will take sometime.

I'm sorry, but at this point, I'm not going to
say when to start.

Right now my plan is that:

1. I start teaching on KGS plus sometime soon.
2. After teaching on KGS plus for a month or so,
I'm going announce when to start Kaz's Go text services.

I appreciate your patience and understanding. thank you.


I hope people are not going to get disappointed and

So much for the bad news.

Here's another proof that it's a good idea to
solve many Go problems.

The answer comes from Korean.

Before I talk about that, I'd like to ask you a question...

How many of you ever contemplate why Korean
professional baduk(iGo) players are sooooooo strong
and keep winning international tournaments?

Until 15 or 10 years ago, Japanese pros always
won international tournaments such as Fujitsu Tournament,
in which many Korean and Chinese pros also participated.

But all of the sudden, Korean pors kept winning many of
the tounrnaments.

Well, one reason must be that there was I Chan Ho 9-dan pro,
(sorry, but I don't know how to spell it.)
who is the most genius baduk player in the world.

But there are hundreds of young and unbelievably strong
Korean players come out every year.

Chinese pros also win some of the tournaments, but
by far Korean pros have been winning, if I remember

Is this just a coincidence?

I don't think so.

I always wondered why.

To be continued...

Write a comment along with Japanese words such as "囲碁". Without Japanese words, you can't leave the comment.
Sorry to hear about the delay.

I thought the Koreans were so good at it because once they get interested in something, they start to be obsessive and really thorough (in a good sense) about it. Not just Go, but also computer games like StarCraft where the Koreans always beat the others. So that creates a huge interest, and there are many Go clubs, many Go schools, many good books etc.

Therefore, more children are interested in it, so there are more potentially talented kids, more potential professional players, and therefore more potential title winners.

Or is their way of studying 囲碁 very different as well?
Posted by Marcel Grünauer at 2008年09月18日 23:20
Dear Marcel,

Sorry about the delay.

And thanks for your wise comments.

Your argument seems very convincing to me.

What do you think about the argument from
a news paper?

Hope you keep visiting this website.


Kaz the 囲碁 Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk
Posted by Kaz at 2008年09月19日 01:38
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